Our prediction for this Champions League match:
High-flying Crvena zvezda will look to build on a thrilling 6-0 win over Radnik Surdulica when they host Pyunik Yerevan to their Stadion Rajko Mitic in the Champions League third qualifying round, first leg. Dejan Stankovic’s men have already taken a big step towards the Serbian Superliga title, but the team’s main goal is to qualify for the Champions League group stages.
Summer signing Aleksandar Pesic is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders, as well as former Los Angeles Galaxy star Aleksandar Katai. Fit-again Norway forward Ohi Omoijuanfo is likely to start from the bench. Pyunik, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Crvena zvezda by beating Dudelange in the two-legged tie. The Armenians impressed in the 4-1 win over Carlos Fangueiro’s troops, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry at Stadion Rajko Mitic as the venue will be packed with Zvezda’s loyal fans.